Library has resources to help with tax returns


By this time, you’ve probably received your W-2 from your employer or 1099 from your business, interest statements regarding your mortgage or student loans, and giving records for charitable contributions. These can mean one thing — it’s tax season.

At the Delaware County District Library, we try and offer as many resources as possible to help make your tax preparations as easy as they can be. While our librarians are not tax professionals and cannot provide you with legal guidance, we can point you in the right direction for assistance.

Stopping in to any of our branches, you’ll be able to ask our librarians to print any forms you need. We will print one copy of any form or schedule for you at no charge. We can also print up to 10 pages of instructions.

Unfortunately, each year we receive limited quantities of instruction booklets and forms, and those are given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have computer access, I recommend a visit to This website includes many helpful phone numbers and links to sites that offer free tax help to individuals with income restraints, disabilities, language barriers or the elderly. In Delaware County, we primarily refer to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations, or centers that offer AARP Tax-Aide.

Thanks for stopping in and letting us help you with your questions. After all that tax prep, it might be a good idea to unwind with a new movie.

• American Pastoral. Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning star in this acclaimed film about a father coping with his fugitive daughter and his perfect life suddenly unraveling.

• Arrival. When mysterious spacecraft land across the globe, expert translator Louise Banks is sent to decipher their intent. As tensions mount, Banks discovers the aliens’ true purpose and, to avert global war, takes a chance that could threaten humanity.

• Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Ang Lee directs the film about private Billy Lynn who is brought home for a victory tour after becoming a hero following an Iraq battle.

• Christine. The story of an aspiring newswoman caught in the midst of a personal and professional life crisis. Between unrequited love, frustration at work, a tumultuous home, and self-doubt; she begins to spiral down a dark path.

• Oddball. An eccentric chicken farmer, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks in an attempt to reunite his family and save their seaside town.

• Trolls. Join Poppy and Branch in a music-filled original adventure to save their pals from the giant Bergens.

• Two Lovers and a Bear. From critically acclaimed writer and director Kim Nguyen comes this hypnotic, visually stunning romance about two burning souls who make a leap for love in the icy Arctic wilderness.

Nicole Fowles

Glad You Asked

If you have a question that you would like to see answered in this column, mail it to Nicole Fowles, Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, or call us at 740-362-3861. You can also email your questions by visiting the library’s web site at or directly to Nicole at [email protected]. No matter how you contact us, we’re always glad you asked!

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